Sharon came to us after suffering a work injury while employed as a nurse in a hospital. Sharon was moving a patient on a trolley when another worker blocked her path. In an effort to avoid a collision, she seriously injured her wrist. The injury led to chronic pain and an inability to effectively use her hand.
We obtained a serious injury certificate for her, but WorkSafe Victoria took the view that the employer had done no wrong and the accident was really Sharon’s fault for holding on to the trolley with only one hand. Before proceedings could commence, WorkSafe Victoria was required to make an offer, and it was Nil. Sharon made a counter offer of $300,000 which was rejected.
We had to issue proceedings in court for Sharon and persisted with her claim. Eventually, we were able to arrange an early conference and convince the WorkSafe Victoria representative that Sharon’s claim had merit and would succeed. In the end we obtained a higher settlement sum than what Sharon had been willing to accept before we commenced her litigation.
Actual Client Testimonial
Henry Carus + Associates got me a great settlement without the need of a court after nearly eight years. All the lawyers and paralegals were very professional when dealing with my case which was somewhat complex. These lawyers are more like family than a business. I had a work accident in September 2007, but through all the injuries and ups and downs I knew they were the best lawyers. They always knew my name, never referring to me as a case number like all the other firms do. If you want to win and feel like a winner, use Henry Carus + Associates. They definitely look after you and care. So once again a great big thank you Wendy, Henry and all involved to have my life back.